Self Guided Walking Holidays in Hungary
Explore beautiful Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube, and the hidden gem of the Western Carpathians, the Bükk Mountains, which offer much for walkers to discover – forested peaks and small villages, vineyards and great wines, and some truly relaxing thermal baths.
A self-guided walking holiday in beautiful Hungary. Explore charming Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube, and the hidden gem of the Western Carpathians. Mountainous and forested, Bükk National Park offers miles of well-maintained hiking trails, impressive limestone mountains and caves, historic castles, quiet villages and friendly people.
Explore in a slow and relaxed pace beautiful Budapest, and continue to Visegrád on the Danube Bend for some easy grade hiking and sightseeing.
Where Do our Walking Holidays in Hungary Take Place?
Our Hungary walking holidays will enable you to discover the hidden gems of the Bükk Mountains, the impressive city of Budapest, and the mighty Danube.
Bükk National Park
Although Kékes, the highest point in Hungary, is not here but in the nearby Mátra Mountains, the average height of the Bükk Mountains–with more than 20 peaks higher than 900 m–exceeds that of Mátra. The highest point of Bükk is Istállós-kő (959 m), third highest in Hungary after Kékes and Galyatető.
There are 1,115 known caves in the mountain range, including Bányász-barlang (Miner cave, 274 m) and István-lápa (254 m), the deepest caves in Hungary, the archaeologically significant Szeleta cave, the Cave Bath (a main tourist attraction of Miskolc-Tapolca which is included in our itineraries), the Anna Cave, and the István Cave. 52 of the caves are protected because of their fauna and microclimate.
Visegrád and the Danube Bend
The Danube Bend (Hungarian Dunakanyar) is a curve of the Danube close to the city of Visegrád. The bend has long been a puzzle to geologists. The present-day U-shaped loop is now known to have been caused by eruption of a volcano 15 million years ago. The caldera of Keserűs Hill volcano, with an associated lava dome forms an eroded central depression to the north. The river follows the southern edge of this caldera.